Saturday 16 March 2024

GETHING REPLACES DRAKEFORD


Vaughan Gething has won the contest to become Labour's next leader in Wales, inheriting the role of First Minister in the process.  Gething narrowly defeated his opponent, education minister Jeremy Miles, with 51.7% of the vote.  Welsh Labour are very secretive about their membership numbers, so the exact number of votes was not released.  This was Gething's second punt at the leadership, having contested the previous leadership contest, in 2018.  Gething finished second of three candidates and some way behind the victor, Drakeford.

There was little to choose between the candidates, with both dedicated to the net zero plan to enslave humanity.  Both acknowledged the widely despised blanket 20mph policy during the campaign, but both stated they would not reverse it.  The war on the motorist in Wales will continue with pay per mile technology, to be implemented by the end of the decade.  There is nothing to suggest Gething will waive this policy either.

The media heralded Gething's victory as 'the first black leader of Wales', or 'the first black leader of a European country'.  Racist twaddle, which ignores the fact that Gething is the product of a Welsh father.  Born in Zambia and raised in Dorset, Gething joined the Labour party in 1992 and later studied law at Aberystwyth University.  Despite qualifying as a barrister, Gething decided to follow a career in politics.  He was an unsuccessful Labour candidate in the first Welsh Assembly (as it was then known) election in 1999.  He later became a councillor on Cardiff City Council, before successfully entering the Welsh Assembly in the 2011 election.

Gething would become a mainstay of the Welsh government, under the leadership of Carwyn Jones and Mark Drakeford.  He was minister for health during the scamdemic and recently appeared before the UK Covid Inquiry, where he described missing WhatsApp messages as a 'real embarrassment'.  Like their Scottish counterparts, Welsh government ministers - including Drakeford - could not provide their WhatsApp messages to the inquiry.  As for Gething, he claims that his messages were 'wiped' when he handed his phone in for maintenance in 2022.

Gething's missing WhatsApps are far from the first controversy to afflict the minister.  During the first lockdown in May 2020, he was photographed with his family eating chips at a picnic table in Cardiff.  This act contravened Gething's own lockdown rules, but Drakeford's government defended him and declared that as this was a 'takeaway meal' it was permissible.

During the same period, Gething was also caught swearing about one of his own colleagues, MS Jenny Rathbone.  Gething failed to mute his microphone during a video call and was heard to say: "What the f*** is the matter with her?", much to the amusement, bewilderment and horror of the participants (video below).

In 2017, Gething was being interviewed by ITV Wales and walked away after the reporter asked him about his failure to hold an inquiry into allegations that a hospital worker had sexually abused vulnerable patients.  Background checks had not been carried out prior to the man's employment and he would later go on to murder his next door neighbour.

More recently, Gething was found to have received a £200,000 donation towards his leadership campaign from controversial businessman David Neal.  Neal had been convicted twice of illegally dumping waste and Gething had earlier lobbied on his behalf, namely to get regulators to ease restrictions on Neal's company, Atlantic Recycling.  The whole affair stank of more than just waste.

Gething Walks Away Mid-Interview


Gething Swears During Video Call


Vaughan Gething is expected to be sworn in as First Minister next week, but will not face the electorate until 2026, when the next Senedd elections are due to be held.  With all three of Great Britain's main political leaders now from a non-white background, it remains to be seen whether the hysterical left will continue to portray our nation as 'institutionally racist'.  Of course they will!

Sunday 10 March 2024

FAREWELL GAB

Following the despicable co-ordinated assault on free speech social network Parler in 2021, alternative platforms rose to prominence.  Our attention was drawn to Gab, quite possibly the most liberal site with regards to free speech.  The site was also easy to navigate, with a simple layout and a total lack of censorship.  Three years on and almost two thousand posts later, we have not experienced a single 'fact check' or a warning for our 'Gabs'.  Richey has gabbed off almost daily, despite amassing our smallest social media following on any site - we maxed out at 147 for the best part of 18 months, having tired of trying to persuade Facebook followers to join the network.

Last week Karl found that he could not attach one of his memes to a post and it soon became clear that Gab had decided to go down the subscription route.  This meant that we would have to pay ten dollars per month in order to post memes and videos to the site.  With 146 followers at that point, we quickly decided that our time with Gab should come to an end.  With thousands of articles and millions of hits, our priority has to be this website, for which we have to pay a fee each year and which we mostly pay out of our own pockets.

Our Gab profile page will remain online and you can view it here any time.  As we say farewell to Gab, we can now donate more time to another free speech platform - GETTR.

Friday 1 March 2024

BY-ELECTIONS 29.02.24


George Galloway is the new MP for Rochdale following one of the most bizarre by-elections in Westminster history.  The Workers Party leader polled almost twice as many votes as his nearest rival, the surprise second placed local independent David Tully.  The disavowed Labour candidate Azhar Ali finished a distant fourth, despite the Labour party name and logo still assigned to him on the ballot paper.  He also appeared first on the ballot, courtesy of the alphabet, but the ovwhelming majority of voters skipped past his name and went for one of the other ten candidates.

The result was a particular disappointment for Reform UK, who chose former Rochdale's former Labour MP as their candidate.  Like Azhar Ali, Simon Danczuk did not even hang around for the result.  Reform finished sixth, behind even the Lib Dems, albeit they saved their deposit.  Reform leader Richard Tice issued a furious tweet prior to the result, alleging that his activists had been subjected to death threats and racist abuse during the campaign.

The rest of the field was made up of mostly independents and a Green candidate, but only on paper as he, like Ali, had been disowned by his party during the election campaign.  The Green Party instead got behind a Just Stop Oil activist, Mark Coleman, who appeared to throw orange confetti towards Galloway during his victory speech.

What a clown show.  It remains to be seen whether Galloway will be able to hold off Labour in a general election, but rest assured - he will continue to sow division and whip up the local Muslim community between now and then.

Rochdale Parliamentary By-Election

George Galloway (WPB) 12,335 (39.7%) New
David Tully (Ind) 6,638 (21.3%) New
Paul Ellison (Con) 3,731 (12.0%) -19.2%
Azhar Ali (Lab*) 2,402 (7.7%) -43.9%
Iain Donaldson (LDem) 2,164 (7.0%) N/c
Simon Danczuk (RefUK) 1,968 (6.3%) -1.9%
William Howarth (Ind) 523 (1.7%) New
Mark Coleman (Ind) 455 (1.5%) New
Guy Otten (Grn*) 436 (1.4%) -0.7%
Michael Howarth (Ind) 246 (0.8%) New
Ravin Rodent Subortna (Loon) 209 (0.7%) New

WPB GAIN from Lab

* Candidates not endorsed by their own parties

There were also five council by-elections on Thursday.  The Lib Dems held both the seats they were defending in East Yorkshire, while Labour defended a seat in Great Yarmouth.  The absence of an independent in the latter appeared to benefit the Tory candidate marginally more than it did Labour.  In West Sussex two seats changed hands.  The Greens gained an independent seat, while the Conservatives gained a seat from the Lib Dems.

Minster & Woodmansey, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

LDem: 1,438 (50.7%) +8.6%
Con: 706 (24.9%) -1.9%
Lab: 495 (17.4%) -9.4%
Grn: 198 (7.0%) New

LDem HOLD

Tranby, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

LDem: 958 (55.3%) +4.4%
Lab: 408 (23.6%) +2.7%
Con: 268 (15.5%) -4.2%
Grn: 97 (5.6%) -2.9%

LDem HOLD

Central & Northgate, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Lab: 482 (52.6%) +6.5%
Con: 296 (32.3%) +7.7%
LDem: 139 (15.2%) +3.3%

Lab HOLD

Henfield, Horsham District Council

Grn: 668 (44.2%) +19.8%
Con: 569 (37.7%) +12.9%
Lab: 215 (14.2%) -5.2%
LDem: 59 (3.9%) -2.4%

Grn GAIN from Ind

Southwater North, Horsham District Council

Con: 618 (49.0%) +11.2%
LDem: 388 (30.8%) -13.0%
Grn: 162 (12.9%) +3.8%
Lab: 92 (7.3%) -2.0%

Con GAIN from LDem

Abbreviations

WPB = Workers Party of Britain
Con = Conservative
Lab = Labour
LDem = Liberal Democrat
RefUK - Reform UK
Grn = Green
Loon = Monster Raving Loony
Ind = Independents

Wednesday 21 February 2024

DARE WE SAY IT? ALI WAS RIGHT! PROBABLY...

Next week's big Westminster by-election could turn out to be a damp squib thanks to Labour.  They were favourites to hold Rochdale, but that was before they disowned their candidate.  On paper, voters have a Labour candidate named Azhar Ali, but it's a wasted vote as he won't represent Labour if elected.  It's a laughable situation and the bookies have since installed George Galloway as the new favourite.  Galloway is standing for his hard left Workers Party of Britain, with the politics of the Middle East at the forefront of the campaign - such is the depth to which Britain has sunk into the multi-cultural abyss.

Meanwhile, Azhar Ali's Labour career is destined to remain in the local politics of the quasi-Islamist towns of south Lancashire and Greater Manchester.  His election would merely give him an independent seat in the Commons for the remainder of this year at best, or just a matter of months depending on which date Sunak goes to the polls.

Ali's career floundered upon a media exposé of his supposedly 'anti-Semitic' views.  Starmer acted to suspend him after a couple of remarks leaked, ostensibly a reference to 'Jewish quarters' in the media and a boast of having persuaded several Lancastrian towns not to parade the colours of the Israeli flag in the wake of the Hamas attacks.  However, he was not suspended for the initial Daily Mail exposé in which he voiced his firm belief that Israel allowed the Hamas attacks to proceed unhindered, thus giving them the justification to attack, invade, occupy and potentially even annexe Gaza.

This 'conspiracy theory' sparked 'outrage' claimed the Mail.  How on earth could a state allow the massacre of its own citizens to justify a war?  Of course, this faux outrage takes place in the established world where us mugs are supposed to believe that the Americans did not do exactly the same thing in September 2001 and used those attacks to justify carnage across the Middle East that continues to this day.


Now bear in mind that the mainstream media is constantly involved in psychological warfare against its own consumers, lurching from one scare story to the next, often creating contradictions in the process.  Lo and behold, it was none other than the Daily Mail itself that was among many news outlets that alleged that Israel deliberately downplayed prior warnings of the Hamas attacks.  The following headline appeared online in November.


The Mail report is based on an actual news story from Israel itself, and so it is remarkably shortsighted that in the space of three months such a significant revelation has become a tinfoil-hatted conspiracy while still - at the time of writing - freely available on the Mail website.

The mass media are so invested in the arrogant belief that its consumers are so stupid they won't ask questions.  Question everything they tell you, because what they tell you is almost certainly not in your own interest.

Friday 16 February 2024

BY-ELECTIONS 15.02.24


Labour have struck a double blow to Rishi Sunak with two huge Westminster gains in Thursday's two big by-elections.  In the Gloucestershire seat of Kingswood, Labour required an 11.4 per cent swing and achieved 16.4 per cent.  In Northamptonshire the result was even more impressive.  For victory in Wellingborough, the party required at least 17.9 per cent and they smashed it with a whopping 28.5 per cent.  Election guru Professor John Curtice says the latter was the second biggest swing from Tory to Labour since the Second World War and says the results show the government is in 'deep, deep electoral trouble'.  Keir Starmer 'still looks on course to be Britain's next Prime Minister', he added.

As the Tory vote plummeted, Labour were not the only beneficiaries.  Reform UK came from nowhere in both seats to easily hold onto their deposits.  The Lib Dems lost both of theirs.

The two Labour victories may be short-lived - boundary changes mean both constituencies will disappear at the next election - but even so, these results are a devastating reminder that a Labour government is almost certainly on the way.

Kingswood Parliamentary By-Election

Damien Egan (Lab) 11,176 (44.9%) +11.5%
Sam Bromiley (Con) 8,675 (34.5%) -21.7%
Rupert Lowe (RefUK) 2,578 (10.4%) New
Lorraine Francis (Grn) 1,450 (5.8%) +3.4%
Andrew Brown (LDem) 861 (3.5%) -3.5%
Nicholas Wood (UKIP) 129 (0.5%) New

Lab GAIN from Con

Wellingborough Parliamentary By-Election

Gen Kitchen (Lab) 13,844 (45.9%) +19.4%
Helen Harrison (Con) 7,408 (24.6%) -37.6%
Ben Habib (RefUK) 3,919 (13.0%) New
Ana Gunn (LDem) 1,422 (4.7%) -3.2%
Marion Turner-Hawes (Ind) 1,115 (3.7%) New
Will Morris (Grn) 1,020 (3.4%) -0.1%
Kev Watts (Ind) 533 (1.8%) New
Alex Merola (BritF) 477 (1.6%) New
Nick the Flying Brick (Loon) 217 (0.7%) New
Andre Pyne-Bailey (Ind) 172 (0.6%) New
Ankit Love Jknpp Jay Mala Post-Mortem (Ind) 18 (0.1%) New

Lab GAIN from Con

There were also five council by-elections on Thursday and proceedings largely belonged to the Lib Dems with two strong holds and a gain from Labour.  The Tory vote was down in the three elections it contested, with Labour having mixed results, albeit they gained an independent seat in south Wales.

Tring West & Rural, Dacorum Borough Council

LDem: 899 (62.7%) +12.9%
Con: 303 (21.1%) -3.0%
Grn: 122 (8.5%) -9.6%
Lab: 109 (7.6%) -0.3%

LDem HOLD

Four Marks & Medstead, East Hampshire District Council

LDem: 1,212 (62.2%) +18.9%
Con: 736 (37.8%) -2.3%

LDem HOLD

Avenue, Hull City Council

LDem: 1,186 (45.7%) +4.3%
Lab: 1,029 (39.7%) -8.4%
Grn: 198 (7.6%) n/c
Ind: 139 (5.3%) New
Con: 43 (1.7%) -1.3%

LDem GAIN from Lab

Briton Ferry East, Neath Port Talbot Council

Lab: 287 (52.4%) +8.0%
Ind: 234 (42.7%) -1.9%
Grn: 27 (4.9%) New

Lab GAIN from Ind

Rhos, Neath Port Talbot Council

Ind: 494 (52.1%) New
Plaid: 242 (25.5%) -29.1%
Lab: 137 (14.5%) -30.9%
LDem: 60 (6.3%) New
Grn: 15 (1.6%) New

Ind GAIN from Plaid

Abbreviations

Lab = Labour
Con = Conservative
RefUK = Reform UK
Grn = Green
LDem = Liberal Democrat
UKIP = United Kingdom Independence Party
BritF = Britain First
Loon = Monster Raving Loony
Plaid = Plaid Cymru
Ind = Independent

Wednesday 14 February 2024

LABOUR AT THE DOUBLE?

Labour candidates are hoping to succeed outgoing Tory MPs Chris Skidmore (left)
and Peter Bone (right)

Labour cannot now win in Rochdale next week, but they are still odds on favourites to pick up two morale boosting gains from the Conservatives this week.  These imminent Westminster by-elections centre on two shire towns - Kingswood in Gloucestershire and Wellingborough in Northamptonshire.  Labour victories here would be short-lived as both constituencies will cease to exist at the next election thanks to boundary changes.  Kingswood is being abolished altogether and Wellingborough will be redrawn as Wellingborough and Rushden.

The Kingswood constituency will bow out in its fiftieth year, having spent 23 years with a Labour MP (1974-79, 1992-2010) and 27 years with a Tory (1979-1992, 2010-2024).  From 2010 the seat has been represented by Chris Skidmore, a net zero fanatic who wanted to make the ultimate protest statement by resigning before his seat was abolished.  His claim to fame is that he was the minister who signed the government's net zero pledge into law.  That was back in 2019 under the premiership of Theresa May and since then he has become increasingly focused on net zero and so-called 'climate change'.

Skidmore departs the Westminster gravy train with his rattle firmly thrown out of the pram in protest at Rishi Sunak's relaxation of key net zero targets - the PM's 'greatest mistake' according to Skidmore.  The electorate clearly disagree, as we now see Labour too rowing back on their own insane climate pledges.  Is there an election around the corner?

For Labour to win in Kingswood, they require a swing of 11.4 per cent to overturn the Tory majority of 11,220.  There are six candidates in total.

Kingswood Candidates

Sam Bromiley (Con)
Andrew Brown (LDem)
Damien Egan (Lab)
Lorraine Francis (Grn)
Rupert Lowe (RefUK)
Nicholas Wood (UKIP)

The Wellingborough vacancy came about by way of a successful recall petition against its Tory MP Peter Bone.  Since the Recall of MPs Act in 2015, this mechanism has been used five times across the UK, four of which have reached the minimum 10 per cent of signatures required to dismiss the MP in question.  Bone is the second Conservative to be kicked out this way, with 13.2 per cent of his constituents as signatories.

Bone's downfall came after repeated allegations of bullying and sexual misconduct were upheld by an independent body set up specifically to tackle complaints against MPs.  The male complainant contacted the body in 2021 after the issue had been raised with former PMs Cameron and May without success.  The panel recommended that Bone be suspended from the Commons, an outcome that was upheld after appeal.  The suspension triggered the recall process and Bone was stripped of the Tory whip, although he still denies the accusations.

Bone gained the Wellinborough seat from Labour in 2005 and built a solid majority from 2010 onwards, the largest of which was in 2019 and stood at 18,540.  The selection of Bone's lover Helen Harrison as the Tory candidate means that he could still potentially retain the seat by proxy.

At 17.9 per cent, Labour require a bigger swing to win here.  The ballot paper will be a crowded affair, with eleven candidates and a couple of intriguing names.

Wellingborough Candidates

Nick the Flying Brick (Loon)
Ana Gunn (LDem)
Ben Habib (RefUK)
Helen Harrison (Con)
Ankit Love Jknpp Jay Mala Post-Mortem (Ind)
Gen Kitchen (Lab)
Alex Merola (BritF)
Will Morris (Grn)
Andre Pyne-Bailey (Ind)
Marion Turner-Hawes (Ind)
Kev Watts (Ind)

Tuesday 13 February 2024

LABOUR DEBACLE IN ROCHDALE

Azhar Ali and Keir Starmer in happier days

In a bizarre turn of events, next week's Westminster by-election in Rochdale will be defended by a Labour candidate who has been suspended from the party.  Azhar Ali was suspended on Monday after comments came to light regarding Israel and Jewish media influence.

The initial 'revelations' about Ali came in the Mail on Sunday, that had obtained a recording in which Ali addresses a Labour meeting following the October 7th Hamas attacks on Israel.  In it, he suggests that Israel 'allowed' the attacks to proceed in order to justify their invasion of Gaza.  As media interest in the story grew, Ali issued several grovelling public apologies on social media and Labour initially stood by their man, saying that he had 'fallen for an online conspiracy theory'.

"The Egyptians are saying that they warned Israel ten days earlier.  Americans warned them a day before: 'There's something happening'.  They deliberately took the security off, they allowed the massacre of 1,200 innocent people and that gives them the green light to do whatever they bloody want."

(Azhar Ali, Lancashire Labour meeting, October 2023)

However, the Mail had more ammunition in reserve and on Monday morning released further audio transcripts, including details of how Ali and colleagues put pressure on local councils to not co-operate with Rishi Sunak's decree that all government buildings be decked out in the colours of the Israeli flag.  Ali asserts that the exercise would 'cause community problems and tensions' and says: "We do not want the Israeli flag flying from the town halls at Nelson, Burnley, Accrington, [inaudible, possibly Blackburn], Preston."

Ali goes on to defend hard left Labour MP Andy McDonald, who was suspended from the party following a speech he made at a pro-Palestine rally last year.  Ali then refers to the media response to McDonald's speech from 'certain Jewish quarters'.

Keir Starmer finally bucked to media pressure on Monday afternoon and all Labour campaigning on behalf of Ali was ordered to cease that evening.  Later, having announced that the party had 'withdrawn support' for Ali, it was confirmed that his party membership had been suspended.  It was too near polling day to remove Ali as the Labour candidate altogether and his name will still appear on the ballot paper as a Labour candidate, although if he is elected he will enter Parliament as an independent.

It is unclear as to how this clown show will influence the result of the February 29th by-election, but the bookies have now made George Galloway odds on favourite to win a seat in which the Muslim vote appears to be the only one that matters.

Friday 9 February 2024

COUNCIL BY-ELECTIONS 08.02.24


It's been a while since we looked in on council by-elections, but with a big month for Westminster by-elections coming up we thought it was time to look in and see what's happening around the country.

This week there were four council seats up for grabs - two in England and two in Wales.  Every seat changed hands, with a gain each for the Tories, Plaid and Lib Dems.  The Crewe Central result raised a few eyebrows in the Twitterverse with the Conservatives taking a seat off Labour with a huge swing.

Ebbw Vale South, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Ind: 239 (60.4%) New
Lab: 124 (31.3%) -11.0%
Grn: 33 (8.3%) New

Ind GAIN from Ind

Crewe Central, Cheshire East Council

Con: 335 (43.3%) +19.8%
Lab: 277 (35.8%) -18.9%
CFst: 128 (16.5%) +1.2%
WEP: 22 (2.8%) New
Grn: 12 (1.6%) New

Con GAIN from Lab

Criccieth, Cyngor Gwynedd Council

Plaid: 381 (71.9%) +30.3%
Ind: 129 (24.3%) New
LDem: 11 (2.1%) New
Con: 9 (1.7%) New

Plaid GAIN from Ind

East Hunsbury & Shelfleys, West Northamptonshire Council

LDem: 820 (38.8%) +15.8%
Con: 746 (35.3%) -16.9%
Lab: 547 (25.9%) +1.1%

LDem GAIN from Con

Abbreviations

Lab = Labour
Grn = Green
Con = Conservative
CFst = Crewe First
WEP = Women's Equality Party
Plaid = Plaid Cymru
LDem = Liberal Democrat
Ind = Independent

Monday 5 February 2024

LABOUR'S SHOCK URDU VIDEO

The death of Labour's Tony Lloyd last month sparked a by-election that was rapidly scheduled for the 29th of February.  Labour hit the ground running, selecting Rochdale councillor Azhar Ali as their candidate before Mr Lloyd was even cold.  Nomination papers are already in for all candidates, weeks ahead of Lloyd's funeral.

Last week Cllr Ali appeared in a video posted to Twitter, alongside Manchester Gorton MP Afzal Khan.  Ali addresses the camera in English, which is followed by a translation from Khan into Urdu.  This shock video formed the basis of our latest YouTube effort (click below).


Labour's reliance on the block Muslim vote is well documented, but for a candidate to produce a video in the national language of Pakistan for a by-election in England shows a damning lack of integration for a community already viewed with suspicion following repeated rape gang convictions.

Labour are odds-on favourites to win the Rochdale by-election, a seat they have held since 2010.  Prior to that the seat changed hands several times between Labour and the Lib Dems throughout the 90s and 00s.  Labour's majority in 2019 was 9,668 over the second placed Conservatives.

Second place this time around is anyone's guess, with George Galloway out for revenge and likely to whip up his own Muslim support by putting the politics of the Middle East front and centre of his campaign.  Galloway is not the only former Labour MP standing with vengeance in mind.  Eyebrows were raised when Reform UK selected Simon Danczuk as their candidate.  Danczuk was Labour MP for Rochdale between 2010 and 2017, although he had the party whip withdrawn in 2015 after it emerged that he had exchanged explicit messages with a 17-year-old.

The full roster of eleven candidates is as follows.

Azhar Ali (Lab)
Mark Coleman (Ind)
Simon Danczuk (RefUK)
Iain Donaldson (LDem)
Paul Ellison (Con)
George Galloway (Workers)
Michael Howarth (Ind)
William Howarth (Ind)
Guy Otten (Grn)
Ravin Subortna (Loon)
David Tully (Ind)

Monday 29 January 2024

KATE OSAMOR SUSPENDED


Kate Osamor has become the latest member of Labour's Socialist Campaign Group to fall foul of the Starmer regime.  The MP for Edmonton was suspended on Sunday evening following a tweet she sent out on Friday.  The tweet referred to the invasion of Gaza as a 'genocide' and suggested it should be commemorated on Holocaust Memorial Day.

Osamor wrote: "Tomorrow is Holocaust Memorial Day, an international day to remember the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, the millions of other people murdered under Nazi persecution of other groups and more recent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and now Gaza."

Osamor deleted the tweet the same day and apologised in another: "I apologise for any offence caused by my reference to the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Gaza as part of that [Holocaust Memorial Day] period of remembrance."

She later rewrote her earlier tweet, replacing Gaza with Darfur.

Her attempts to make amends for the perceived slight fell on deaf ears and Osamor now joins hard left colleagues such as Diane Abbott and Jeremy Corbyn outside the Parliamentary Labour Party.  Momentum,Owen Jones and the usual assortment of Palestinian flag shaggers were quick to defend Osamor.  Jones called her suspension a 'moral disgrace'.  Momentum insinuated that race was a factor in Osamor's suspension, writing on Twitter: "We call on all in Labour to resist this shameful and opportunistic attempt to hound another black woman out of the party."

There are now ten MPs elected for Labour now sitting as independents, having had the whip suspended.  Of these, three are black women - Osamor, Abbott and the absurd Claudia Webbe.  Webbe's replacement in Leicester East has already been selected, while Abbott is expected to be replaced as Hackney North's Labour candidate.  Whether Osamor will join them on the permanent scrapheap remains to be seen.

Friday 5 January 2024

NETFLIX SPECIALS UPSET THE LEFT

Some light relief with our first YouTube video of 2024, courtesy of stand-up routines from Dave Chappelle and Ricky Gervais which have upset the woke mob.  Comedy will die if the left have it their way, but thankfully it's not easy to cancel ultra wealthy established comics who are featured on what is already one of the most woke platforms there is - Netflix.

The jokes that have upset the left are both featured in our video, hosted as usual by Richey.  Watch below or on YouTube (eight minute watch).

Saturday 30 December 2023

EXPOSING DUMB

Twitter, or 'X' as Elon calls it, was a breath of fresh air this year thanks to Musk's takeover.  It is now a mine of information that you just won't get on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or any of the other communist-aligned platforms that use algorithms and AI to censor conservative and libertarian content.  Of course, this all depends on the accounts you choose to follow.  At BTLP we follow a wide range of accounts that include our political opponents.  Over the years we have followed every single elected Labour MP, certain Labour peers and senior Labour politicians outside Westminster - such as Khan, Burnham, Drakeford and Sarwar.  You don't learn much in an echo chamber and it's important to keep tabs on your opponents, otherwise how can you learn what they are up to and what their weaknesses are?

We have been blocked by numerous Labour MPs over the years, including Dawn Butler, Jon Cruddas, Rosie Duffield, John McDonnell, Kate Osamor, Angela Rayner and Karl Turner.  Thankfully, most Labour MPs are not so sensitive and we get to enjoy the occasional daft tweet such as this classic from Birmingham Yardley's Jess Phillips.


This tweet is outrageously stupid on so many levels.  Firstly, if the Albanian was trafficked to the UK to suffer sexual violence, why is her return to Albania fraught with such danger when her abuse is taking place here in the UK?  Surely, keeping her in the UK to continue suffering sexual violence would actually be more harmful?

Secondly, most of her constituents don't want an endless stream of migrants flooding into Britain, especially those who are not actually refugees or asylum seekers - like the Albanian she claims to have met (who may or may not exist).  Public demand for immigration to be slashed is acknowledged by the fact Jess refers to Sunak being 'behind in the polls'. This is a back door admission that cutting immigration is actually popular!

Thirdly, it's duly noted (once again) that a Labour MP has highlighted an (alleged) rape victim that is foreign, non-white or a trans degenerate, while at the same time cocking a deafening silence when the victim is white British.

Finally, the most stupid part of the tweet - 'forced rape'.  Rape, by its very nature is forced, if it was not forced then intercourse would be consensual and that would not constitute rape!  The inclusion of this bizarre terminology probably lends credence to the possibility this exchange took place only in Jess's head.  Like many MPs, we know that she is a hideous narcissist who craves attention and gives herself more intellectual credit than she is due.  Invented or not, this is an incredibly dumb tweet.

This is why we follow Labour MPs on Twitter!

Thursday 14 December 2023

EX-COUNCILLOR CANCELS HERSELF


Former Labour councillor Harriet Bradley may be an 'academic' as she points out in her Twitter profile, but qualifications are not an antidote for stupidity.  On the back of some grotesque banners and chants in recent weeks, an emboldened Bradley thought it might be appropriate to publicly call for the bombing of a Jewish Labour meeting.  Retweeting a fellow anti-Semite, she added: "Somebody blow up the venue!"


It's not clear who 'Former Labour SPAD' is, but it will come as no surprise to find their profile indicates they are a Corbynite and potentially one of his 'SpAds' aka special advisors.  The same anonymous profile incorporates a Nazi swastika into the Star of David, a favourite insult of the far left towards the Israeli state.

While Bradley's own tweet may have been in jest, such a remark in the current climate is dumb to say the least.  It stayed up for two whole days before Jewish activists drew attention to it and it was removed in a rare act of Twitter censorship.  Having not deleted it herself, Bradley's apology five days later rang a little hollow.  She wrote: "I would like to apologise to anybody hurt or frightened by my tweet.  It was a remark made as a joke, but I can see now it was a terrible mistake in awful taste".  The 78-year-old added:  "I am of Jewish heritage, had a Jewish partner for many years and many of my extended family are Jewish.  I feel great respect for the Jewish people but I deplore what Netanyahu and the Israeli Defence Force  are doing in Gaza, killing and mutilating thousands of children and babies."

Bradley is now facing a police investigation by Avon and Somerset Police and has had two honorary  university titles withdrawn.  She had been a sociology professor at the University of Western England prior to her retirement in 2018, but retained the title of 'Professor Emeritus'.  The UWE stripped her of the title three days after the tweet 'with immediate effect'.  Bradley held a similar title at Bristol University, which was also withdrawn the same day.

Bradley has form when it comes to this sort of behaviour, having been accused of anti-Semitism more than once during Jeremy Corbyn's leadership.  The Bristol councillor had the party whip suspended in 2019, before being reinstated and then standing down on health grounds a year later.  She was expelled from the party in 2021.

Sunday 12 November 2023

McDONNELL & CORBYN LEAD MARCH


Jeremy Corbyn was joined by John McDonnell for the controversial Armistice Day march in support of Palestine.  Both MPs were at the head of the march and both addressed crowds upon its conclusion outside the US Embassy - as did hard left comrades Richard Burgon and Zarah Sultana.  Diane Abbott was also present at the march, but did not speak as organisers thought a comedian was in poor taste.  Corbyn was also joined at the head of the march by his wife Laura, while son Tommy could be seen in the background.

Several poppies could be seen in the above photo shared by Corbyn, but none of them red.  A middle aged couple wore white poppies, meant to signify peace and a rejection of military action - ironically they were standing next to the IRA and Hamas sympathiser McDonnell.  An Asian man third to Corbyn's left wore a poppy emblazoned with the Palestinian flag, another slight to Britain's Armed Forces.

Predictably, the media ignored various acts of criminality during the latest hate march - instead choosing to cover the presence of groups of predominantly white lads who had gathered to 'protect the Cenotaph'.  These lads were labelled 'far right' while the PM referred to them as belonging to the 'English Defence League', an organisation that has been defunct for almost a decade.  Whoever they were, it was clear that the influence of EDL founder Tommy Robinson was instrumental in their presence.

The reinstatement of Robinson's Twitter account in the run-up to the controversial Palestine march can now be seen in its full context and the timing was surely no coincidence.  The media had been baiting the British public for days and as soon as Robinson addressed his new found platform of 380,000 followers, the trap was set.  Now, the 'far right' were in town and their scapegoat was assured.

While the two minute silence thankfully passed off peacefully, the lads soon got rowdy with police and arrests were swift.  The media made no reference to the detention of 150 Palestinian marchers, instead giving all their attention to the 'far right' who they claimed accounted for all arrests made on the day.  Sky News even falsely claimed that Laurence Fox of the Reclaim Party was part of the counter protest, despite, according to his colleague Calvin Robinson - being out of the country!

Tommy Robinson had conveniently provided the media with their narrative for the day.  Too conveniently, it seemed.

Outside of the media bubble, the stark reality was going viral on social media.  Videos showing the true intent of many Palestine marchers clocked up millions of views.  One video showed a man referring to the 'slaughter of Zionists', telling an interviewer: "Hitler knew how to deal with these people".  In another a woman screams: "Death to all the Jews".  Other videos showed violent incidents and young men goading police on Saturday evening while the police stood by and simply took the abuse, in stark contrast to their heavy-handed approach to Tommy's lads earlier in the day.

While the media calls for the head of Suella Braverman, most people watching Saturday's events through social media will now know beyond doubt that the Metropolitan Police do treat certain groups favourably - in this case the Palestine mob.  Suella was spot on.

The Met showed that Suella Braverman is right about their two-tier policing

With the game now up for the Met, they are deploying damage limitation by way of retrospectively appealing for information related to criminal acts during the Palestine march.  Among those being 'sought' for a slap on the wrist are three men who dressed up as Hamas terrorists (see photo below).  Others include an Asian woman who held a racist placard depicting Rishi Sunak and Suella Braverman as coconuts.  Another was widely identified on social media as a Labour activist from Hastings in East Sussex. albeit this was denied by the chair in a neighbouring Constituency Labour Party.  The chair added that the identity of the individual had been passed to the Met, suggesting that she was indeed known to the party.  The activist in question held a placard which incorporated a swastika into the Star of David.

Palestine protesters dressed as their Hamas heroes (left) and (right) a suspected
Labour activist holds a placard incorporating a swastika into the Star of David

These weekly protests will die off as winter approaches, but the numerous vile incidents that have arisen from them should not be forgotten so quickly.  The Palestine marches have shown many British people just how low our country has sunk into multi-cultural Hell.  How can we possibly save it when our governing parties are committed to furthering its existence?  And even if the two party protection racket is somehow dismantled, is it already too late to pull our nation back from the brink of chaos?

Saturday 11 November 2023

BRYANT'S BONKERS QT REMARK


The 20mph mandatory speed limit is hugely unpopular in Wales and some Labour politicians are getting nervous about an electoral backlash.  Rhondda MP Chris Bryant was the Labour representative on BBC's Question Time last week in Cardiff.  He defended the policy, but noted: "There are some areas where it's just a bit, frankly, bonkers. You go from 20 to 30 back to 20."  That remark will not have gone down well at all in the Drakeford household, or those of Senedd politicians who backed the scheme - including the Plaid and Lib Dem AMs whose support carried the vote.

Bryant will have had one eye on the general election when he made the comment.  In Rhondda he will be defending an 11,440 majority.  Drakeford's scheme is part of a long term objective to abolish or at least severely restrict private car use in Wales, similar to other measures elsewhere in the UK, such as the ULEZ expansion.  However, at present there are no trains running in Bryant's constituency due to ongoing line works, so the argument for switching to public transport has largely fell on deaf and increasingly agitated ears.

If the backlash against 20mph is not enough, how are Drakeford and his successors going to make a case for getting people out of their cars in rural communities which have no public transport links?  And exactly how fast and how far will Keir Starmer push a similar objective in England when he enters Downing Street as PM?

These questions will be answered as the clock ticks down to 2030 and the (attempted) implementation of the globalists' Agenda 2030 plan.  Resistance and awareness grows by the day and the chances of their success fades.

SHEERMAN LOSING PLOT


At 83 and still clinging to the Westminster gravy train, Huddersfield's Barry Sheerman appears to be losing the plot.  On Thursday evening a bizarre tweet appeared from his Twitter account, a photograph of a meme that was on a laptop screen.  The meme in question has become very popular in Wales thanks to recent events, but it seems that old Bazza hadn't seen it before and was clearly quite taken by it (see below).


The problem for Barry is that the meme is used by opponents of Mark Drakeford's absurd 20mph decree - a Labour policy.  It's not clear if Sheerman was aware that Labour govern Wales or whether he is just past caring with his time on the gravy train (finally) drawing to a close at the next election.  Either way, he deleted the tweet a few minutes later - but not before a screen grab by BTLP.

What a clown?

Wednesday 8 November 2023

CORBYN BACKS MARCH ON 11TH

Jeremy Corbyn gets behind the Armistice Day march and, right, pictured with
Hamas officials and Labour colleague Andy Slaughter in 2010

It will come as little surprise to find Jeremy Corbyn getting behind the Palestine march on Armistice Day.  The former Labour leader posted a video to his social media accounts in which he called on supporters to attend this Saturday's controversial march.

Corbyn said: "This weekend, we're remembering all those that have died in all wars.  It's Remembrance weekend and this weekend we'll be marching for a ceasefire in the dreadful conflict that's going on in Gaza, which has already claimed 10,000 lives.  I'm going to be there and I hope you will be there too."

For a man whose links with Hamas go back more than a decade, it is no surprise to see him quoting their casualty figures, while ignoring the plight of Israeli victims.  Needless to say, he doesn't trouble himself with poppy symbolism now that he is free of the responsibilities of Leader of the Opposition.

Corbyn also lashed out at Suella Braverman in a message posted via his 'Peace and Justice Project'.

Corbyn's message via 'Peace and Justice'

Peace and Justice lists a motley crew of international Marxists among its patrons, including Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach, Len McCluskey, the former presidents of Ecuador and Bolivia and former Mandela ally Ronnie Kasrils.

Tuesday 7 November 2023

STARMER BEMOANS 'ISLAMOPHOBIA'

In our latest YouTube video, Richey delves into Keir Starmer's exploitation of 'Islamophobia Awareness Month'.  Yes, seriously.  In a climate of surging anti-Semitism and rampant Islamist protests, the Labour leader has released a video bemoaning 'Islamophobia' in which he tries to paint British Muslims as a collective victim.

Click below or watch on YouTube (13 minute watch)

Wednesday 25 October 2023

KARL MEMING AGAIN

Our 2023 hiatus will largely continue into 2024, but for the time being Karl is creating again.  Check out our backup Facebook page for his latest memes, or our Gab and GETTR accounts.

Friday 20 October 2023

HUGE SWING TO VICTORIOUS LABOUR


Labour have taken two safe Tory Westminster seats in a devastating night for Rishi Sunak.  The Conservatives were defending majorities of 24,664 in Mid Bedfordshire and 19,634 in Tamworth.  The swing to Labour in Nadine Dorries' old seat was 20.5 per cent, while in Tamworth it was 23.9 per cent.  Both constituencies will now be Labour marginals going into the general election, with majorities of 1,192 and 1,316.  Turnout was 44.1 per cent in Mid Beds and 35.9 per cent in Tamworth.

While it is fair to say that both by-elections were brought about by acrimonious circumstances caused by two MPs clinging to the gravy train for as long as possible, this can barely dampen a huge turnaround by Keir Starmer's candidates.

The long drawn out departure of Nadine Dorries would have frustrated many of her constituents, with claims that she was neglecting them while continuing to take home her Westminster salary.  Dorries had previously announced her 'immediate resignation' back in June, but subsequently changed her mind in a protracted attempt to receive a peerage pledged to her by Boris Johnson.  As pressure grew on Dorries to make good her resignation, 'missing' posters were put up across her constituency.  She eventually resigned at the end of August, but as the Commons was in summer recess the by-election was delayed still further.

The new MP for Mid Bedfordshire is Alistair Strathern, a university graduate and ex-teacher.  He was serving as a Labour councillor on Waltham Forest Council until last month, when he resigned ahead of a move back to his native Bedfordshire.  It is not clear if this was linked to his candidacy, seeing as his chances of victory were obviously slim.

In Tamworth the resignation of Chris Pincher was also a long time coming.  Allegations of sexual misconduct first emerged way back in June 2022 and would become the straw that broke Boris Johnson's back.  Pincher had been appointed deputy chief whip, despite prior knowledge of the alleged misdemeanors.  The revelation that Johnson had appointed him anyway led to the PM's downfall.

While Pincher resigned his whips' post in June 2022, following a 'drunken incident' in which he is alleged to have sexually assaulted two men, his resignation as Tamworth MP did not transpire for another 15 months and only came about when it was clear he would face a recall petition.  Pincher had been the MP since 2010.

Tamworth's new MP is Sarah Edwards, an art school graduate and Unite union official from Birmingham.  She defeated local councillor Andrew Cooper, an army veteran who was raised on a council estate.

Labour's double by-election gains follow on from their crushing defeat of the SNP in Rutherglen earlier this month.  There is little to suggest that the general election will go anything but Labour's way.  Mid Bedfordshire had been held by Conservative candidates since 1931.

Mid Bedfordshire Parliamentary By-Election

Alistair Strathern (Lab) 13,872 (34.1%) +12.4%
Festus Akinbusoye (Con) 12,680 (31.1%) -28.6%
Emma Holland-Lindsay (LDem) 9,420 (23.1%) +10.5%
Gareth Mackey (Ind) 1,865 (4.6%) New
Dave Holland (RefUK) 1,487 (3.7%) New
Cade Sibley (Grn) 732 (1.8%) -2.0%
Ann Kelly (Loon) 249 (0.6%) -0.2%
Antonio Vitiello (EngDem) 107 (0.3%) New
Sid Cordle (CPA) 101 (0.2%) New
Alan Victor (True) 93 (0.2%) New
Alberto Thomas (Herit) 63 (0.2%) New
Prince Ankit Love, Emperor of India (Ind) 27 (0.1%) New
Chris Rooney (Mstr) 24 (0.1%) New

Lab GAIN from Con

Tamworth Parliamentary By-Election

Sarah Edwards (Lab) 11,719 (45.7%) +22.0%
Andrew Cooper (Con) 10,403 (40.6%) -25.7%
Ian Cooper (RefUK) 1,373 (5.4%) New
Ashlea Simon (BritF) 580 (2.3%) New
Robert Bilcliff (UKIP) 436 (1.7%) -0.1%
Sue Howarth (Grn) 417 (1.6%) -0.4%
Sunny Virk (LDem) 417 (1.6%) -3.7%
Howling Laud Hope (Loon) 155 (0.6%) New
Peter Longman (Ind) 86 (0.3%) New

Lab GAIN from Con

The Tories did not fair any better in Thursday's council by-elections.  They lost all three seats they were defending - two to the Greens and one to the Lib Dems.  Again, these were huge swings away from the Conservatives.

Alveley & Claverley, Shropshire Council

LDem: 662 (58.8%) +36.6%
Con: 408 (36.3%) -33.1%
Lab: 55 (4.9%) New

LDem GAIN from Con

Horsleys, Surrey County Council

RGV: 1,095 (39.3%) -8.5%
LDem:: 1,023 (36.7%) +25.2%
Con: 569 (20.4%) -17.0%
Lab: 99 (3.6%) +0.3%

RGV HOLD

Warndon Parish, Worcestershire County Council

Grn: 1,139 (44.2%) +28.7%
Con: 623 (24.2%) -36.9%
LDem: 579 (22.5%) +16.3%
Lab: 239 (9.2%) -7.5%

Grn GAIN from Con

Warndon Parish South, Worcester City Council

Grn: 733 (53.7%) +36.2%
Con: 340 (24.9%) -28.4%
Lab: 171 (12.5%) -11.1%
LDem: 92 (6.7%) +1.2%
RefUK: 29 (2.1%) New

Grn GAIN from Con

Abbreviations

Lab = Labour
Con = Conservative
LDem = Liberal Democrats
RefUK = Reform UK
Grn = Green
Loon = Monster Raving Loony
EngDem = English Democrats
CPA = Christian People's Alliance
True = True & Fair
Herit = Heritage
Mstr = Mainstream
BritF = Britain First
UKIP = United Kingdom Independence Party
RGV = Residents for Guildford & Villages
Ind = Independents

Thursday 19 October 2023

STARMER BACKS TWO JOBS MP (AGAIN)


Keir Starmer has once again brazenly disregarded his second jobs policy.  The Labour leader has repeatedly committed his party to a ban on MPs having second jobs, most recently in January this year.  However, that didn't stop him from attending another book launch for one of his frontbenchers, Nick Thomas-Symonds.  The latter was promoting a revised edition of his Clement Attlee biography and his party leader was happy to help with the promotion.

Nick tweeted his obvious delight in the relaunch of his 2010 work.


This is the second time the Labour leader has endorsed a book for Thomas-Symonds.  Last year he not only attended the launch of his Harold Wilson biography, he provided a quote for the front cover of promotional copies.  It appears that Starmer's second jobs policy will either be kicked into the long grass when he enters Downing Street, or it will contain so many exemptions as to render it pointless.  If he had any principle on the matter, he would have already implemented a ban on his own MPs taking second jobs.

In January of this year, when Starmer was challenged about Dave Lammy's array of secondary incomes - primarily from LBC - the Labour leader replied: "I think David does a lot of media work, and I think media work and writing books is all part of the political process".  Lammy is Labour's highest earner from secondary income, collecting more than £200,000 since 2019 - in addition to his MPs' salary.  He has pocketed thousands as a guest speaker for various organisations, including Facebook and Google.  
The Rhondda MP Chris Bryant has also made thousands from speaking engagements, including £2,000 from investment bank Goldman Sachs - a statement of how far modern Labour has diverged from the Labour of Attlee.

Loudmouth gobshite Jess Phillips is also making a mint from second jobs, having picked up £162,000 since 2019.  Her appearance as guest host on Have I Got News For You stretches Starmer's media exemption a bit thin.  And what of other Labour MPs raking it in?  There are plenty of them, with 38 per cent of all Labour MPs having declared additional incomes in the current parliament.

Margaret Hodge collects a £20,000 salary from her role at Royal Holloway University, where she is the chair of its governing council.  Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham Perry Barr) takes home £25,000 a year advising the conservative think tank Policy Exchange (yes, you read that correctly).  Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (Tooting) tweeted in support of Starmer's proposed second jobs ban earlier this year, but in the same tweet contradicted herself by declaring: "I'm proud to do occasional shifts on the NHS front line".  Admirable, maybe, but still a second job.

Perhaps the worst offender of all Labour's additional earners is Dan Jarvis.  Despite being elected mayor of the Sheffield City region in 2018, picking up a £79,000 salary in the process, he went on to seek re-election as the MP for Barnsley a year later.  He served a four year term as mayor, while still an MP, eventually deciding to stand down and pursue a career on the Westminster gravy train.

Money talks, no matter which side of the floor an MP sits.  That is unlikely to change when Keir Starmer enters Downing Street.

Friday 6 October 2023

LABOUR CRUSH SNP

Labour's crushing victory over the SNP in the Rutherglen by-election has implications far beyond the Scottish borders.  The SNP's persistent electoral successes have been a major hindrance to any hopes of a Labour general election victory since 2010.  Gordon Brown left office with 41 of the 59 Scottish seats still in Labour hands, but Ed Miliband lost 40 of those in 2015.  Labour never recovered from that crushing blow and prior to Rutherglen still had just one MP north of the border.

They now have two MPs in Scotland, thanks to a huge 20 per cent swing in Thursday's by-election.  If such a colossal swing were to be repeated in the next general election, Labour would surge back in Scotland and potentially deliver the keys of Number Ten to Keir Starmer.

However, things are not all gloomy for Westminster Conservatives.  While Labour may be on the up as a result of SNP free fall, things are not so rosy for them in Wales.  It is yet to be seen just how fierce the electoral backlash will be in the wake of Mark Drakeford's absurd 20 miles per hour scheme.  If Labour were to haemorrhage seats in the still standing 'red wall' of South Wales that could wipe out a potential advance in Scotland.  The more densely populated Valleys account for more than half of Wales' 20 Westminster seats and all but two are currently red.

Labour's war on the motorist in Wales, London and beyond could yet be Starmer's undoing.

Rutherglen & Hamilton West Parliamentary By-Election

Michael Shanks (Lab) 17,845 (58.6%) +24.1%
Katy Loudon (SNP) 8,399 (27.6%) -16.6%
Thomas Kerr (Con) 1,192 (3.9%) -11.1%
Gloria Adebo (LDem) 895 (2.9%) -2.3%
Cameron Eadie (Grn) 601 (2.0%) New
David Stark (RefUK) 403 (1.3%) New
Niall Fraser (SFP) 319 (1.1%) New
Bill Bonnar (SSP) 271 (0.9%) New
Colette Walker (ISP) 207 (0.7%) New
Christopher Sermanni (TUSC) 178 (0.6%) New
Andrew Daly (Ind) 81 (0.3%) New
Ewan Hoyle (Volt) 46 (0.2%) New
Prince Ankit Love, Emperor of India (Ind) 34 (0.1%) New
Garry Cooke (Ind) 6 (0.1%<) New

Lab GAIN from SNP

This month's Time magazine celebrates Humza Yousaf, in
remarkably poor sense of timing

Tuesday 3 October 2023

REDS MARCH IN MANCHESTER

It will come as no great surprise that the Tory conference in Manchester has been met with hate and bile from the intolerant left.  Green fanatics, trans clowns and Remainiac Steve Bray (aka Drunk Steve from the Valleys) have all been in attendance (the latter deploying his usual tactic of screaming abuse at Tory members in the street).  However, it was the appearance of a bunch of black clad, masked indivudals carrying red flags that won the prize for most sinister stunt.

Click below for the video.


This video clip has drawn a lot of views on social media, due in no small part to the left-wing International Magazine.  It's interesting to note that while the magazine positions itself as an unapologetically communist outlet, the video does not show the banner carried at the head of the march.

This is the banner.


The viral tweet that carried the video declares: "Workers did not welcome the Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester".  Leaving aside the fact that Manchester is Britain's third largest city and only a few dozen 'workers' decided to unanimously dress in black, don red masks and march under a communist banner - how many of these supposedly 'working class' activists are actually 'workers'?  Their chant "Victory to the working class" rings a little hollow if those chanting it are actually jobless layabouts living on benefits handed out by the same government they claim is suppressing them.

Of course this is just conjecture.  If they are true to their stated principles, they can simply unmask themselves and post selfies on the production line they don't work on.

Saturday 30 September 2023

LISA'S ENOCH MYTH

Lisa Nandy told a BBC Question Time audience on Thursday that she 'grew up in this city [Manchester] in the 1980s in the shadow of Enoch Powell'.  She then embarked on a two minute defence of multiculturalism and mass immigration, while delivering a broadside at Tory cuts.  The full clip can be seen below.


The problem with Nandy's monologue is that it begins with a lie.  Enoch Powell may have cast a long 'shadow', but his famous speech actually took place in 1968 - eleven years before she was born.  His political career was all but over in the 1970s and he spent most of the 1980s as an Ulster Unionist, in virtual exile across the sea in Northern Ireland.  A long shadow indeed.  Powell departed the House of Commons for the last time in 1987, when Lisa was just seven years of age.

This is what is called clutching at straws.

Thursday 21 September 2023

STARMER: WE DON'T WANT TO DIVERGE FROM EU


Keir Starmer's veneration of the European Union is no big secret, but just how much closer his government would drag us back towards membership remains unclear.  Last week he sparked confusion when he said he would seek a deal with the EU on migrants, in which the EU would accept 'some returns' while Britain would accept an unspecified number from the EU.  This led to Tory claims that he was going to allow up to 100,000 cross from the continent (not much change from the Tory record to be fair!).

Starmer said that figure was 'complete garbage', but refused to be pushed on what the number might be.  When asked about numbers, Labour's Pat McFadden said ominously: "I don’t think you can predict what the numbers will be when they’re growing the way they have been in recent years."  So it'll probably be an orchestrated invasion on the scale that the US is currently experiencing at its southern border!

In addition to his proposed migrant exchange deal, further comments by Starmer have been exposed by Sky News, proposing a much closer relationship with the EU.  Starmer made the comments last weekend at a globalist conference of centre-left leaders in Canada, telling delegates that a Britain seeking to 'diverge and do things differently to our EU partners' was set on 'conflict'.  "We don't want to diverge", he added.

Watch the clip below.


Judging from these comments, it seems that a Starmer-led government would put Britain on the same course as the EU - to do as they do, regardless of whether or not that is right for Britain.  Such a direction would render Brexit meaningless, with the kind of abject disdain that we can expect from ardent Remainers.  Same old Starmer, same old Labour.

Wednesday 20 September 2023

A WELSH REBELLION?

A petition set up on the Welsh Senedd website has quickly become the most signed in the history of Welsh government.  Having gathered more than 100,000 signatures since Sunday, it is - not surprisingly - about Mark Drakeford's absurd 20 mile per hour speed limit.

The daft law designates a default 20mph limit for every road in a built-up area, with a handful of exceptions where local authorities have applied for exemptions.  The law was brought in on Sunday and affects around 3 per cent of all Welsh roads.  Needless to say, the law has provoked widespread dismay among drivers and the many businesses who will suffer as traffic backs up and deliveries are delayed.


The petition against 20mph has - at the time of writing - surpassed a quarter of a million signatures.  That's a whopping eight per cent of the entire population of Wales and far outstrips the previous record, which was set in 2020 and again, in opposition to another outrageous Drakeford imposition.  During the scamdemic, Drakeford declared a two week 'firebreak' lockdown and ordered supermarkets to bar the sale of non-essential items.  This led to a bizarre situation in which people were allowed to buy wine, beer and spirits (already subject to astronomical price rises thanks to Drakeford's minimum alcohol price) while being unable to purchase clothes for their children.  The petition against this decree garnered almost 68,000 signatures, a figure now dwarfed by the 20mph petition.  A Facebook group set up in opposition to 20mph has swelled to almost 50,000 members.

The 20mph law is inspired by the same mindset that gave Londoners ULEZ and increasing numbers of UK cities 'clean air zones'.  It has nothing to do with health and everything to do with the imposition of so-called '15 minute cities' where our movements are controlled by the state.  We can but hope the Welsh rise up and fight 20mph just as the infamous 'blade runners' are doing against ULEZ in Greater London.

Some of the new 20mph signs have already been vandalised